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In need of a grubstake, a young man convinces a couple of friends to help him kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. It's a true story.

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Barry Keenan
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John Irwin
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Joe Amsler
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Agent Stamek (as Sam Mcmurray)
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Mary Keenan
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Betty Amsler
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James Mahoney (as Kevin Mcnulty)
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James Irwin
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Sue Irwin
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John Foss
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In need of a grubstake, a young man convinces a couple of friends to help him kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. It's a true story.

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What's a little kidnapping among friends?


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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24 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Ho rapito Sinatra  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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(Showtime Library Print)

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Trivia

Barry Keenan received no money from this movie. See more »

Goofs

When David Arquette as Barry Keenan is arrested, he is put under arrest for the kidnapping of Francis Wayne Sinatra. In fact Frank Sinatra, Jr. is named Franklin Wayne Sinatra. Francis Albert Sinatra named his son after President Franklin D. Roosevelt. See more »

Crazy Credits

No animals were harmed and no criminals profited from the making of this film. See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Bongo Rock
Written by Arthur Egnoian and Preston Epps
Performed by Preston Epps
Courtesy of Original Sound Recording Company, Inc., Hollywood CA
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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Goofier than fiction
8 April 2003 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Forty years ago when Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped, those who read the story weren't sure how seriously to take it. Intentionally or unintentionally, this movie captures the uneasiness. Sinatra Jr. is portrayed as a hapless dweeb, his kidnappers as quixotic eccentrics. An excellent soundtrack featuring period music serves to distance us from the whole 1960s setting. But other touches, particularly James Russo's brief appearances as Sinatra Sr., give a powerful believability to the family's victimization.


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